Up until the Summer of 2021 Islay Info has been a big part of my life, generating the largest visitor numbers of any Islay-related tourism website. It’s gratifying that many local businesses – accommodation providers, restaurants, tea rooms, activity providers, transport providers, attractions, events, retailers, organisations of all kinds – valued my Islay Info website to help get their messages across.
In the course of almost 20 years that I have ran Islay Info I have come to know many of the accommodation and business owners personally, which was for me one of the the most attractive aspects of running the website. Of course the website was also ran commercially, it gave me the opportunity to live on Islay for almost six years until we moved away from the island for various reasons.
I would have liked to evolve the website further, but the fact that I’m no longer based on the island, and have less time in my new life to maintain it properly, made me realise that a new Islay based owner would be a better fit for the future of Islay Info. That’s why Islay Development has taken over the Islay Info website.
However, it’s not easy from being almost full time active on everything Islay to suddenly stop, hence this website. Islay dot Scot gives me the opportunity to write about Islay in my own pace, expressing my own feelings and opinions and relive all those fabulous moments I had, both as visitor and as resident.
This website is strictly personal and won’t have accommodation or business listings. It’s a place where I can kick-off from my Islay Info years and show some of the many photos I took, almost 80.000!!
Apart from this website I still run a few other websites such as Scotland Info, Southern Hebrides, a website for Islay’s neighbour the Isle of Jura and a website about my time with a peacekeeping force at the MFO in Sharm El Sheikh.
Prints and/or downloadable files for self print of the photos on this website can be purchased on this page.
And as for Braveheart Web Design, that still is and will remain my business and I will continue to design, build, host and maintain websites for the folk on Islay, Jura and beyond. The only thing that will change is the name, it’s now “Rons Pixels”.